Tennis referee who was accused of killing seeks to clear name

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles tennis referee arrested for a U. S. Open match and charged in her husband’s 2012 death is trying to clear her name.

Lois Goodman’s lawyers are expected to tell jurors Wednesday in the federal district court that the Los Angeles coroner’s office robbed of her civil rights by falsifying an autopsy report.

Goodman says Deputy medical examiner Yulai Wang not follow procedures when he changed the cause of the death of Alan Goodman in the death of accident, murder, without explanation.

The change has led to a murder charge and Goodman’s arrest in New York.

The police said Goodman bludgeoned her husband with a coffee mug. Her lawyers say the 80-year-old tripped and fell down the stairs, while she was not at home.

The indictment was withdrawn after the other experts rejected the autopsy of the conclusions.

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